Talks are going on for a long time in the Indian cricket team regarding split captaincy, but till now no decision has been taken on it. However, now there are indications that Virat Kohli will quit the captaincy in limited overs after the T20 World Cup.
It is being told that now Rohit Sharma will be seen captaining the team in limited overs and Kohli in Test cricket.
Kohli has made up his mind to leave the captaincy – report
According to the report of Times of India, Kohli himself has now made up his mind to leave the captaincy in limited overs. It was told in the report that Kohli himself will announce this.
The report quoted the source as saying, “Virat wants to focus on his batting and remain the best batsman in the world as always. BCCI is currently preparing for it.”
Rohit’s captaincy record is better than Kohli in limited overs
Kohli has so far captained the Indian team in 45 T20 Internationals and 95 ODIs. Under him, India has won 65 ODIs and 29 T20 matches. Kohli’s win percentage is 70.43 in ODIs and 67.44 in T20s.
On the other hand, under Rohit’s captaincy, India has won eight out of 10 ODIs and 15 out of 19 T20 matches. Rohit has a win percentage of 80 in ODIs and 78.94 in T20s..
Kohli is the most successful Indian Test captain
Kohli took charge of the Test team in 2014 after MS Dhoni said goodbye to Tests. After this he has become the most successful Test captain of the country. India has won 38 out of 65 Tests under Kohli’s captaincy.
Earlier, Dhoni was the most successful Indian Test captain with 27 wins in 60 matches. Kohli has also made the record of captaining India in most Tests.
BCCI has told this news as rubbish
The news of Kohli leaving the captaincy and Rohit becoming the new captain spread like wildfire and the BCCI treasurer had to give his clarification on this.
He told IANS, “Virat Kohli will continue to be the captain of the Indian team in all formats. We have not had any conversation about split captaincy so far. All the news going on at the moment is rubbish.”
More details about this will come out during or after the T20 World Cup.